What Should Investors Know About The Future Of Talanx Aktiengesellschaft’s (ETR:TLX)?

Since Talanx Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:TLX) released its earnings in September 2018, the consensus outlook from analysts appear fairly confident, with earnings expected to grow by 24% in the upcoming year compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 1.2%. By 2020, we can expect Talanx’s bottom line to reach €835m, a jump from the current trailing-twelve-month of €672m. In this article, I’ve outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Talanx in the longer term. For those keen to understand more about other aspects of the company, you can research its fundamentals here.

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What can we expect from Talanx in the longer term?

The 11 analysts covering TLX view its longer term outlook with a positive sentiment. Broker analysts tend to forecast up to three years ahead due to a lack of clarity around the business trajectory beyond this. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for TLX, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line.

XTRA:TLX Past and Future Earnings, March 6th 2019
XTRA:TLX Past and Future Earnings, March 6th 2019

By 2022, TLX’s earnings should reach €1.0b, from current levels of €672m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 14%. This leads to an EPS of €4.26 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of €2.66. Margins are currently sitting at 2.1%, which is expected to expand to 3.3% by 2022.

Next Steps:

Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For Talanx, there are three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is Talanx worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether Talanx is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of Talanx? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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